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Newly Available Domains and Upcoming Launches – .AI, .BOATS, .APP & .DEV

We’ve added some new domain extensions to our roster since the start of 2018. After years of launching new domains at a rapid pace, releases of new gTLDs have slowed down somewhat, but there are a couple of great tech-focused ones on the horizon that domain watchers should be keeping tabs on. 

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New gTLDs and the Trademark Clearinghouse: What you need to know

It has been years in the making but new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) are set to launch this year. Once all the new domain extensions begin to launch things will happen at a furious pace. The first domains are expected to be released between the end of September and the end of October 2013. The first extensions out of the gate will be Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs); in other words, a domain extension in a different character set such as Chinese, Russian, Korean or Cyrillic. The IDN gTLD launch will be followed by the more standard gTLDs such as .BLOG, .APP  or .WEB. Overall, the gTLD launch will release close to 1300 new domain extensions over a period of three to five years.

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Domain Name News – March 4, 2013

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ICANN Publishes New gTLD Program Contention Sets – ICANN has completed the contention sets for the New gTLD Program. A contention set is a group of two or more gTLD applications containing identical or visually similar gTLD strings. In addition to 230 exact match contention sets, ICANN has published two non-exact match contention sets in ASCII: .hotels and .hoteis, and .unicorn and .unicom. It has also identified two IDN contention sets: 盛贸饭店 and 盛貿飯店, and 点看 and 點看.

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